The blog, Thank You Note Wording, has some great tips for funeral thank you notes, such as:

Dear __________,

The picture you sent us of __________________ is wonderful. It reminds us of so many good times we have all shared. Thank you for sharing a part of her.

With love,


Why not write some examples for your own client families and give them out with each box of thank you notes you distribute?

It only takes a few minutes put these together (get your staff to suggest their own versions or work with a local hospice or grief support group) and will benefit your client families for years.

One warning:  make a master copy or keep the handout in a computer file so you can print or copy fresh, crisp versions each time you need more.  Handing out a grainy, distorted photocopy of a photocopy of a photocopy makes you look sloppy and unprofessional.